The Internal Revenue Service announced earlier that it was moving the federal deadline from the traditional April 15 to April 18, and state Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says North Dakota will follow suit.
Dick Beardsley, a legendary marathon runner who recently sold his interest in the Fargo retail store that bore his name, has filed for bankruptcy relief in Texas. Beardsley and his wife, Jill, filed a petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy July 20, listing assets of $72,509 and liabilities of $176,734.
North Dakota's tax commissioner is encouraging people who are pushing the deadline to file their return electronically, to avoid the hassle of finding a paper form, envelope and stamp at the last minute.
An organization that serves victims of domestic violence said more North Dakotans sought help in 2009. The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services is comprised of 21 local shelters. The organization said it served 4,569 new victims of domestic violence in 2009, 7 percent more than the previous year.
The city of Fargo has hired a former Internal Revenue Service investigator to look into whether Public Works Director Al Weigel violated city policy by doing business with a company to which he rents office space.
New tax credits and changes to the tax system could cause some confusion during the rush to meet the Internal Revenue System's April 15 deadline, but there are some easy steps to avoid problems and make sure everything is accurate and getting the highest return possible.
The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday auctioned off a large swath of land owned by an impoverished Indian tribe to help pay off more than $3 million in back taxes, penalties and interest — a sale the tribe said is illegal under federal laws protecting Indian land.
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